Pearl Jam - Rats tab

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From: "Andrew Thwing" 
Subject: ADD:  Rats by Pearl Jam
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 16:09:57 -0800

"RATS" by Pearl Jam
transcribed by Andrew Thwing (
(h=hammer, /=slide up)

INTRO (bass arr. for guitar) E5e|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------|A|--2--2---0-h2-2-----------------------|E|--0--0-----------3-3--3-0-------------|
variation INTRO riff (use your ears) E5e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--2--2---0-h2-2-----------------------------|E|--0--0-----------3-3--3-0---2/7--7---2/7----|
CHORUS: A5 B5 C5e|------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------|G|--2--2------4--4--------5-----------------------|D|--2--2------4--4--------5-----------------------|A|--0--0------2--2--------3-----------------------|E|------------------------------------------------| they don't scurry when something bigger comes their way...
OUTRO: Bb5 C5 G5e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|--3-------------5---------------------------|D|--3-------------5----------------5----------|A|--1-------------3----------------5----------|E|---------------------------------3----------| then the two of us need look no more...
There is a little walk down from the A5 B5 C5 thing to the last pattern. Just move the chord down the neck from C5 to Bb5. USE THE INTRO FOR THE VERSES AND SOLO a guitar plays E5 THE LYRICS: They don't eat, don't sleep They don't feed, they don't seethe, bare their gums when they moan and squeak, lick the dirt off a larger one's feet They don't push, don't crowd, congregate until they're much too loud, fuck to procreate 'til they are dead, drink the blood of their so called best friend They don't scurry when something bigger comes their way don't pack themselves together and run as one don't shit where they're not supposed to don't take what's not theirs They don't compare They don't scab, don't fight don't oppress an equal's given rights, starve the poor so they can be well fed, line their holes with the dead ones' bread They don't scurry...etc (SOLO with verse chords) They don't scurry...etc They don't compare Rats, they don't compare (this using A5 B5 C5 still) Then the two of us need look no more (fading)
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